Have you ever tried a bird nest soup? If not, you may be missing the best of tasting bird nest delicacy. Recipes from birds nest have evolved. There are many recipes that you can try out for an appetizing and comforting dish.

bird nest soupA bowl of bird’s nest soup. Photo courtesy of Stu Spivack

The most authentic bird nest recipe is made up of the nest of a swiftlet, which is a tiny bird that is evident all throughout Southeast Asia. Instead of the twigs and straws, swiftlet’s makes it own nest from gummy strands of their own saliva that hardens when it is exposed to air. Once the nest has been harvested, it is cleaned and sold to markets and restaurants, where these are usually simmered in soups.